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    November 7, 2012
    12:00 - 12:29pm EST  

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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and yet made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles, a return to the
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white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the future that lies ahead. >> for more it -- four more years ahead for president obama. we'll get to the post-election coverage in just a moment. first, there is breaking news and baltimore city. this morning, a water main broke at north charles and east 20 street. jennifer has been on the scene all morning and has the latest onhe situation. but first, we go to capt. roy taylor who has a bird's-eye view of the impact on the traffic. >> you can imagine, if you figure charles street is known shut down just north of penn station, all the way up to 22nd street because of this water main break, and north avenue along with 21st street and maybe 22nd street -- and 20 street are
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shut down now at maryland avenue and st. paul's street. the road has literally buckled. there's also a lot of mud and debris for several blocks around here. we know pg&e is on the scene. the baltimore city police department is also on the scene. but we will send it down on the ground to jennifer. >> we are at the media staging avenue for anrth update on the situation. let's get to the video so you can see what it looked like at 8:15 a.m. this morning. they believe that a 60-inch water main broke just after 8:00 a.m. this morning. for two hours, that water
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flooded the area like a raging river. a flooded a nearby parking lot. we are told that fire department has gone door-to-door to see who is affected by the flooding. some have a to 9 feet of water in their basements. there are no evacuations at this moment, but residents describe what they saw this morning. >> cars down there will get messed up and the stores will not be open. >> i think my neighbor was pouring on -- was pounding on my back door telling me that the water was pouring down. >> dcw tell us that they were able to partially torn off the water. they do not want to turn it
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completely off because it would cause the street to completely caved in. tell us what needs to be done at this point. >> we have to be precautionary right now. we have gas lines and electrical lines down there. while we have not had a break, we don't want to have a break occurred. we have shut off electricity to some folks in the area. that is at a precaution. we have also shut off gas service to treat customers. same thing, just precautionary measures. if someone has water in their basement, the biggest thing to do is very carefully get out and not touch any electrical equipment. >> device. amazingly -- good advice. >> dpw tell us that folks should expect low water pressure. right now, they are now giving a time limit on when there will be will to make repairs because
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with the water still flowing, they need to do all that concrete out of the way and get down to the pipes and find out what the problem is to begin with. there is no time frame on when this will be fixed. at this point, for residents and businesses in this area, a big inconvenience. >> president barack obama won his reelection bid late last night despite predictions of a very tight race. but the status quo election results, the question is whether the white house and congress can resolve a host of domestic issues. >> in celebrating victory, president obama extended an olive branch to republicans. >> and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking for to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our
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immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we have more work to do. >> and he reached out to a divided nation. >> and whether iron your bowknot -- and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me better president. >> mitt romney was both gracious and conciliatory. >> at a time like this, we cannot risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to the people's work. >> the republican will still have control of the house. of the country faces a looming crisis. taxes will go for every american and automatic across- the-board spending cuts will kick in. >> we have to put the country
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first. >> they have reclaimed ted kennedy's seat with elizabeth warren in massachusetts. >> this is a win for america's middle class. >> lawmakers from both parties face the daunting task of getting work done in a capital as polarized as ever. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan was reelected to his wisconsin house seat. he returns to capitol hill with new stature and a new title. the republican to beat in 2016. >> to see all of the election results in our brand new electoral college map, we break it down by state and maryland counties on wbaltv.com and our election 2012 app or you can find more statemen andfrom campaigns.
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>> we continue to track the nor'easter moving up the coast. but i think baltimore really is dodging a bullet right now. you look at the raider, what a mess from delawarean to massachusetts. the massive snow is falling in new jersey coming into interior areas. there are also concerned the coastal flooding. let's look at the baltimore metro area. see the light shades of green, that is really light rain east of edgewood. sticking, won't be the snow. it is not very heavy. >> we will check back with you. still ahead, just a day after the election, congress gets back to work and it wants to hear from the company linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak.
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>> congress wants to hear from the chief pharmacist at the company linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak.
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why then 400 people have been infected and 30 people have died from tainted steroid shots. congressional hearings are scheduled for later this month as the house and senate investigate how that occurred and how it can be prevented next time. no rest for the weary. it is back to business as usual in washington. unless congress acts by december 31, taxes will rise for about 90% of americans at the beginning of the year. without action, the white house also be forced to carry out almost $100 billion in automatic cuts to the pentagon. some economists say that the nation could slip into another recession if a deal is not reached by the end of this year. several airlines are already making changes ahead of this next storm rowling and -- ruling in. and heart-related deaths are more common during the cold season. >> live in ocean city, maryland where we are keeping a close eye
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on the nor'easter as it approaches here. >> the big question is whether or not baltimore will see many impa7ó
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>> another strong storm is moving into our area, but we're back in ocean city. what is it like at the moment? >> we were saying that yesterday. we cannot believe that we were back here. currently in london ocean city, temperatures are 39 degrees. -- currently inland in ocean city, temperatures are 39 degrees.
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the sistine wind is 15 miles per hour -- sustained wind is 15 miles per hour. we see waves anywhere from 60 to 9 feet, which is exactly what we saw -- from 6 feet to 9 feet, which is exactly what we saw with sandy. they got the majority of the sand out of the parking lot. they are concerned that, during high tide, it will push back sand that game. as far as ocean city officials, they are still monitoring the storm and will make decisions on any sort of emergency preparations later today. it is not super storm sandy, but the waves crashing and certainly remind you of it. a nor'easter is expected to hit the ocean city area later this afternoon with sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and gusts of 40 miles per hour with a rain-snow mixed. they're still monitoring the
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storm and have not put any emergency plans in place. the biggest concern will be flooding, especially areas below 17th street associated with storm surge. we spoke with a local volunteer firefighter about how he and other emergency personnel are readying themselves for the storm. >> we met with them last night. they told us it would basically be flooding and stuff like that, nothing really big like what we had with sandy. >> once again, a live look at the ocean. it is pretty choppy out there. you definitely don't want to go out today. high tide hits here in ocean city around 1:50 p.m. we will monitor it and have updates for you at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. let's head back to the studio for a look at where this storm is going.
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>> it is so sad to see that area affected by another storm. i know a lot of these banks have been damaged because of sandy. thank you for your report. as far as some of those in baltimore, that is the big question, just up for will be precipitation get inland. as the storm continues to track off the coast to make as well offshore of ocean city right now and will be moving north and west, moving further toward long island later today. but as far as the precipitation goes, it is mostly along the coast right now. we can see heavy snowfall in new jersey. so this storm is backing a punch already. even with a closer look at the radar, you can see all the snow to our north and east and it continues to fall in east of delaware right now. the majority of the rain is along the coastal areas, the inland areas. baltimore has not seen much at this point. rain issee, the current muc
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near hartford county. this is impacting -- this is not impacting baltimore city. ocean city is experiencing light rain at this moment, nothing too heavy just yet. the storm system will continue to track up north. that is why we think we will miss the worst of it. the storm will stay away from baltimore. if we get anything come it will become the second -- from the secondary low. the question is whether it will come in as a wintry mix. 23 m.p.h. the guests in ocean city. only gusting to about 11 miles per hour in downtown baltimore. the family what to expect that of a nor'easter, some very strong wind. it is starting to engineer ed wood.
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that is about it. in everyone else's -- it is starting to edge in near edgewood. that is about it. everyone else is dry. a light wintry mix possible to the afternoon, especially after sunset. remember, the sun sets just before 5:00 p.m. now. if we get accumulation, it should be on grassy areas. not really expecting too much on the roads. it will be in the northeastern parts of maryland that we should see most of the snow sticking. temperatures will drop into the 30's overnight. we expect temperatures above the freezing mark. that is crucial because it does not allow the snow to stick and it does not allow the roads to i sace up. then we want things back up as we go to the weekend.
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-- we warm things back up as we go to the weekend. >> that means another round of flight cancellations. united airlines will run 500 flights out of new york. thus have to pay the usual change fee if they read -- passengers will not have to pay the usual for change fee if they rebubook of themselves on-line. about twice as many people will travel this december over last december. that means about 30% of the population will need to get from point a to point b next month. but those traveling will not be going as far as they try to keep their spending down. time for our medical alert. this time of year, the u.s. stores to see more heart-related deaths. but the cold may not be to blame.
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the theory was that colder weather might increase blood vessel constriction. but analysis shows that deaths were similar in all climates. doctors think that the increase could be are higher intake of junk food and lack of exercise during the winter. tonight, a baltimore county family is devastated by an alleged drug driver. now they worry that in maryland law will help avoid conviction. >> the victim in the accident recently emerged from a three- month coma. he is working hard to get better. 27-year-old jimmy is determined to recover, but is expected to be a long and difficult struggle. he suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken bones and is still unable to walk. what do you remember anything about what happened?
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>> nothing. >> according to court records backing in june, and suv traveling in the 7300 block of harford road crossed the center line and crashed into jimmy's a motorcycle. the driver was charged with drunk driving. >> if you have nothing to hide, then take a breathalyzer. >> tonight at 11:00 p.m., jimmy's emotional story and what can happen when an allegedly and trevor refuses to take a breathalyzer, leaving prosecutors without a key piece of evidence. >> up next,
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♪ the maryland lottery, let yourself play ♪ >> we are ready with your numbers. that is a six as printed on the ball. 0 in the middle. and then 5. box your pick 3 or pick 4
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numbers to double your wining. that is a 7 followed by 3. the next number is -- we have a six as printed on the ball. and your final number is 9. 7,3, 6, 9. the maryland lottery, let's hear so play. >> the biggest concern along the coast will be the flooding in ocean city. as far as things go here, it could be windy. we could see a rain-snow mixed. 40 degrees for the high today. we will drop to 37 degrees tonight. 48 degrees tomorrow. it will be beautiful for the weekend. and the sun will come back out. >> thank you for joining us.
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>> be sure to watch tonight at 5:00 p.m. have a great day
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